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Tomnacross is located in Inverness area
Tomnacross shown within the Inverness area
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57°26′16″N 4°28′48″W / 57.43772°N 4.48008°W / 57.43772; -4.48008Coordinates: 57°26′16″N 4°28′48″W / 57.43772°N 4.48008°W / 57.43772; -4.48008

Tomnacross is a small hamlet that is part of the village of Kiltarlity, about 20 km west of the city of Inverness, in Inverness-shire and is in the Highland Council area of Scotland. It is the location of the Kiltarlity village school, church and cemetery. There are also various houses in the area. The Tartan Heart Festival takes place nearby at the Belladrum Estate.

Tom na croiche, and the church

The name comes from "tom na croiche", Gaelic for "knowe of the gallows". This refers to the gallows which were on a stepped hill in the churchyard. [1]

Tomnacross Primary School

Tomnacross Primary School was built in 1875, though has been extended several times over the years. Originally also a secondary school, it became solely a primary school in about 1970. The current school roll is 90, plus 28 in the nursery. Secondary school pupils travel to Charleston Academy in Inverness.[2][3]

Kiltarlity Church

Kiltarlity Church is part of the Church of Scotland. The church was built in 1829, and is a Category B listed building. A previous church on that site was built in 1763, which replaced an earlier Kiltarlity church located elsewhere.[4]


  1. ^ Beauly, The Aird and Strathglass Place-Name Survey (North-East Inverness-shire)
  2. ^ "School information". Tomnacross Primary School. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tomnacross Primary School". Highland Council. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kiltarlity Church - Listed building report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 3 March 2011.